Reasons to Move to Dubai
Dubai is one of seven Emirates (states) which combine to form the UAE, United Arab Emirates. The favourable business conditions and investment decisions have led to Dubai becoming one of the most successful economic environments in the gulf. It is a magnet for those seeking highly-paid employment and a more luxurious lifestyle.
You will find a rich and varied cultural heritage, and the Emirati people are welcoming. Many speak English and are generous in their approach to newcomers. Beautiful beaches are the norm, with white sand and clear blue water creating the perfect environment for snorkelling or diving. There is an endless array of places to eat.
Restaurants, cafes and bars. One thing is sure; when you move to Dubai, you can look forward to a busy social life.
There are, however, vast cultural differences which take some getting used to. As a mark of respect, for UAE culture, it is best to adhere to the local customs. It is better to cover knees and shoulders and everything in between when out on the street. If visiting a mosque, women are required to cover both their hair and body.
Shopping attracts people from all over the world to the UAE and Dubai is known as the “shopping capital of the Middle East”. Dubai Mall is the largest shopping centre on the planet and offers high-end designer clothing and jewellery stores. If you like to haggle, there are plenty of souks or markets to discover.
Living in Dubai means that you are perfectly positioned as a gateway to the globe. You can be almost anywhere in Europe, Asia and Africa in under eight hours. This makes travelling to some exotic locations as well as a trip back home to the UK well within reach.
Export Packing & Wrapping Service
When the client has accepted the quoted price and a move date has been secured, the vehicle and removal team will arrive at residence.
The removal team will proceed to export pack and wrap all items being transported in special breathable bubble wrap.
Special made-to-measure wooden creates can also be used for difficult to move or fragile items.
Customs Clearance For Dubai
Our dedicated team in the UK & Dubai will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly.
They will arrange the unloading and unpacking of your household goods ready for checks or inspections.
Once your belongings have cleared customs, you will be contacted to discuss a convenient time to deliver them if not already agreed.
White & Company offers secure containerised storage facilities via its own depots. We have 19 strategically placed storage facilities throughout the UK to choose from.
Our partners in Dubai can also off your storage facilities should you require them.
Insurance For Removals to Dubai
Despite our best efforts sometimes items get damaged or things go amiss. White & Company always try to minimise problems during the moving process. That’s why we offer limited liability insurance.
Marine insurance is a key consideration when shipping overseas. We recommend you consider protecting your valuable personal possessions while in transit or storage with our ‘All Risk’ Marine Standard Liability cover.
Marine Insurance Cover is offered to you on receipt of a completed Overseas Valuation Form. Such insurance cover is ‘Comprehensive’ and ‘All Risk’ and is based on the values as declared by you on the Overseas Valuation Form.
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Despite the high cost, the vast majority of foreigners living in Dubai will rent a home for the duration of their stay. If you have landed a job before your arrival, your employer may well contribute towards your rental expense.
Dubai’s rental costs are high and on a par with those in Geneva, one of the most expensive cities in the world. If you are paying yourself, you can expect to be charged around Dh11,493 (£2531) per month for a three-bedroom family home.
While purchasing property is encouraged, it is a lengthy process and foreigners are restricted to buying homes in specified freehold areas.
With the help of a lawyer, you could own a home for around Dh500,000 (£110,200) and upwards. As with all cities, costs will depend on location, access to public amenities, schools and hospitals etc.
White & Company Provide Removals to Dubai and all major locations in the UAE
The cost of living will depend on your lifestyle. When you’re negotiating a work contract, it’s usual for your prospective employer to produce a detailed cost of living figures for his country, which are useful in helping you to decide whether the proposed job is financially attractive or not.
Dubai is synonymous with wealth and luxury and the cost of living can be high, but the general lack of taxation has a significant impact on the value of certain items, e.g. cars, which are cheaper. On the other hand, the cost of accommodation is high, as is that of certain food items, mainly imported foods. However, there are ways of stretching the budget.
You can enjoy excellent street food from around the world in luxurious surroundings for just a few pounds. If you need to update your wardrobe, visit your local shopping mall where whatever your budget, you’ll find everything from Hermès to H&M all under the same roof.
The excessive summer temperatures mean that air conditioning is a must and the cost of keeping cool indoors can be high.
Overall the cost of living is relative and for the majority of foreign workers who can demand high salaries and have financially assisted contracts, budgeting will not be a problem for them.
You can, with the right visa, arrive without a job in Dubai; but it is much easier to gain employment before arrival. Finding a job is not an easy process, especially as foreigner. The Government tries to ensure that local candidates are given employment before allowing a position to be advertised internationally.
There are also high levels of recruitment for candidates with engineering, accounting and sales qualifications. There is also a significant demand for customer and healthcare services staff, as well as information technology professionals. As employers look to reinvent their businesses for the digital world, tech professionals will undoubtedly find opportunities across a vast spectrum.
As Dubai continues to thrive, both as a social and business hub in the Middle East region, more expat families are attracted by the unique lifestyle-experience the city has to offer. With the increasing number of children coming to Dubai, teaching is a profession that is on the rise and in demand.
Using a job website is one of the best ways to secure employment; here are some to consider:
Public schools are all gender-segregated and primary and secondary education is compulsory for all Emiratis children and is free of cost. The medium of instruction in public schools is English, with the exceptions of Islamic Studies and Arabic, where Arabic is the medium of instruction.
Very few expatriates enrol their children into the public school system. Instead, they opt for private, international or homeschooling.
Unfortunately, not all international schools are of a high standard and you will need to do thorough research well before your arrival. There are not enough schools to cater for the enormous numbers of foreign workers children and there are proposals for 60 more schools to be built over the next five years.
Costly fees are also becoming more of an issue for expats, with school fees having seen a sharp rise in the last few years; so much so that many expat parents are choosing to home school their children or send them back to their home country to gain an education.
Removals to Dubai
Now that you’ve hopefully decided to settle down and move to Dubai, it’s time to figure out how to get there.
Dubai has long been the expat destination of choice with thousands making the move each year.
During this time White & Company has positioned itself as the international removals firm of choice for all Removals to Dubai.
To find out more about how we could get your dream move to Dubai underway, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.
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What Others Say…
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Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
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